About the workshops
Households are required to attend at least four of the six monthly virtual workshops during the Zero Waste Challenge.
Workshops are led by Hennepin County staff and are an opportunity to learn more about waste reduction topics, have discussions with other participating households, and get your questions answered.
All workshops will be offered on Microsoft Teams. To join, click the Microsoft Teams link during the workshop times. Download the Microsoft Teams app for the best experience, otherwise you can join on the web or by phone at 612-263-6117, conference ID: 384 567 487#.
The following workshop topics will be offered each month. Each topic will be offered twice during the month. Let your liaison know which dates you plan to attend.
Recordings of past workshops
See the Zero Waste Challenge workshops YouTube playlist for recordings of past webinars.
Recorded webinars currently available:
- December: Low-waste celebrating and gift giving
- January: Grocery shopping for less waste
- February: Food waste reduction
- March: Low-waste cleaning and personal care products
April: Backyard composting and worm composting
Thursday, April 8 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Learn how to compost at home! This course will cover backyard composting, from setting up the bin to troubleshooting issues with your pile. We will also include a section on vermicomposting, or composting indoors with the help of worms.
- Saturday, April 10 from 10 to 11 a.m.
- Friday, April 16 from noon to 1 p.m.
May: Final celebration
Saturday, May 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
In May, we will host a final celebration and challenge wrap-up for all households.
Learn how to troubleshoot and repair your household goods with guided assistance from handy volunteers We look forward to holding in-person Fix-It Clinics again when we can, but in the meantime, we are offering one-on-one virtual repair sessions with our Fix-It Clinic volunteers.
See the Fix-It Clinics web page for more information.
Hazardous waste collection events
Hennepin County holds collection events seasonally between May and October on weekends at locations throughout the county to provide more convenient disposal options.
See the schedule of upcoming hazardous waste collection events.